Feb 10, 2013 5:30am PST
importantly, what has not changed is the inevitability of our success. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan faces tough challenges. among them, republicans questioning whether he is the right man for the job. >> with the u.s. looking forward to december 31st, 2014, the day combat forces are leaving afghanistan for good, marine corps general dunford will probably be the last to run it. you lead a regiment of 6000 troops into iraq in 2003 and but he spent much of his year -- career in the pentagon. >> a much personal time have you had in afghanistan? >> i have not served an assignment in afghanistan. >> dunford will have to manage the politics in washington and kabul when it comes to recommending how quickly forces should withdraw. >> i look at the strength of the enemy, the capabilities of the afghans security forces. >> president obama has not decided how many will stay in the country or, for that matter, what they will be doing. once the decision has been made, it will be up to general dunford to make sure the plan works and the work of the last 12 years is not undone. >> iran is marking t
Feb 18, 2013 5:30am PST
, the u.s. investing millions of dollars into a new center designed to improve batteries that power iphones to from eye phon electric cars. they've made a breakthrough in green technology that could turn a trash to cash. >> from a grocery store to garbage dump, there is a global glut of plastic bags. 100 billion are discarded each year in the u.s. alone, just 13 percent are recycled and the rustling on lawns and in landfills for centuries. craig reddix hundreds of years to degrade. >> they want to end all that. the scientists at this laboratory have found a way to turn the bags into batteries. >> there are many benefits. a very important product. >> in the past, this were not able to mix different kinds of plastics, and he found a way around that. the cuts the bags up and stuffed them into a metal tube, as the catalyst, and he'd sit to 700 degrees celsius. then in a few hours he has a black powder and then carbon, it sells for more than gold. in a few minutes each and converted into this watch battery. all the green technology in the world does not do any good unless people use it.
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
in a sophisticated attack. no data was taken and the problem has been corrected. u.s. president barack obama has called on congress to pass stricter gun regulations. he was speaking during a visit to his home city of chicago. many feel his plans might not make a difference to the growth in the gun crimes. >> there were 20 shot heard over there. >> what president obama came home to. >> about every couple of days, at i hear about a gun for sale. nothing to do what they done sor -- gun store. they're still on the streets. >> 506 people were killed in chicago last year. " this is the third or fourth shooting of the block. >> more americans that have died during afghanistan the same time. she has lost all four of her children to gun violence. >> i never imagined i would lose all of my children. i did the best i could. >> most are young, black, and trapped in the poverty. >> this is not for real. i will not even acknowledge that statement. but she gathered 50,000 signatures on petitions urging the president to visit and address the war in his city's streets. on friday, and he did just that. >> the exp